Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing 1844
Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing 1844: 75, pl. 3: fig. XIII, XIX [13, 19]
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], -152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthidium.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), little head.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: "durch ganz Europa" (Index Nominum Algarum).
Source of current name
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Slate, J. & Stevenson, R.J. (2007). The diatom flora of phosphorus-enriched and unenriched sites in a Everglades marsh. Diatom Research 22(2): 355-386, 82 figs, 1 table.
Weckstrom, K. & Juggins, S. (2006). Coastal diatom-environment relationships from the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea. Journal of Phycology 42: 21-35.
Yu, P., You, Q.-M., Pang, W.-T., Cao, Y. & Wang, Q.X. (2019). Five new Achnanthidiaceae species (Bacillariophyta) from Jiuzhai Valley, Sichuan Province, Southwestern China. Phytotaxa 405(3): 147-170, 408 figs, 5 tables.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 January 2021.